Britons Spend Big on Luxury Without Covering the Basics

The figures collected by LV suggest that British households do have plenty of room to manoeuvre in terms of cut-backs and financial management, but the professionals advocate a wholesale change of attitude with relation to life insurance in order to avoid


A UK sovereign wealth fund?

The UK's pension fund industry is fragmented: there aren't that many huge pension funds with the resources


Memo to Starbucks: UK open for business - Coutts

We believe Wednesday’s Autumn Statement from UK Chancellor George Osborne leaves the UK on the right path, although with the economy stuck in the doldrums, a credit-rating downgrade remains a threat.


Ethical investment takes root

New research shows that awareness of ethical investments is growing, and almost half of us are likely to opt for them in the future


Advisers look to platforms for support in post-rdr world - Aviva

According to the latest Adviser Barometer research from Aviva, in the final quarter before the Retail Distribution Review is implemented in January 2013, over a third of advisers (34%) say they are contemplating changing their main platform in the next 1


Global trends in financial advice

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in the UK and the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) Act in Australia are examples of a new regulatory regime that embraces the fee-for-service business model in wealth management.